Delirium: Diagnosis, prevention and management

NICE guidelines [CG103] Published date:

Review decision date: January 2015

Review decision: 

Following the recent surveillance review which checks  the need to update CG103, this guideline should not be updated at this time. This guideline will be checked again for update at its scheduled time point according to the methods described here

Next review date: September 2016

The advice in the NICE guideline covers the care of adults (18 and over) with, or at risk of, delirium in hospital and in long-term residential care or a nursing home.

It does not look at people receiving end-of-life care, or people under the influence of or withdrawing from drugs or alcohol, or people with delirium associated with drugs or alcohol. NICE has published separate advice for the care of people with alcohol-related physical health problems, including delirium related to alcohol use (known as delirium tremens).

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